Daniel Brühl joins Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope for the Warhol-Basquiat film The Collaboration. It’s based on the play of the Oscar nominee Anthony McCarten. Production will start this September in Boston. The story revolves around the relationship between two iconic artists beginning in 1984. Bettany is playing Andy Warhol, and Pope is playing Jean-Michel Basquiat. The two legends agree to work together on a historical exhibition. Daniel Brühl will play Bruno Bischofberger, the impresario who suggested Warhol and Basquiat work together. McCarten’s play premiered in February at London’s Young Vic Theatre. Daniel Brühl is the newcomer to the Warhol-Basquiat film The Collaboration. The theatre director and writer Kwame Kwei-Armah is directing the film. Hannah Beachler will be the production designer, and Robert Yeoman will be the cinematographer. McCarten under Muse of Fire, Kwei-Armah, and Denis O’Sullivan are producing the film.
Daniel Brühl is Just as Good at Playing Protagonists as Antagonists
Though Brühl’s role in the Warhol-Basquiat film is not a villain, the star has established his career playing villains. From The Zookeeper’s Wife to Inglorious Basterds, Brühl plays an all too convincing antagonist. Daniel Brühl played Helmut Zemo in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Captain America: Civil War and the series Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Of course, like his upcoming role in The Collaboration, Daniel Brühl has played a non-villain. He is now a trusted actor as the protagonist or the antagonist these days. He’s earned nominations from the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and BAFTA Awards. Daniel Brühl will be the source of Warhol and Basquiat working together in the film The Collaboration. After the film is done, the Warhol-Basquiat play will be on Broadway. Brühl may not have originated his character in the play like Bettany and Pope, but he’ll easily mesh with the other veteran actors.
There is no official release date for The Collaboration.